My wife and I (60 and 66 years old) are planning an itinerary in Greece during September 2020, if not May 2021.
We will take the time we need to appreciate the places to visit.
We will rent a car at the airport of Thessaloniki (morning arrival), to Kastoria and on the way , we would like to visit vergina, maybe Edessa with an overnight in nymfaio, if it's worth spending the night (1 night).
During a stay in Kastoria (3 nights), we plan to visit the prespa lakes during the day, some people recommend spending the night there (1 night).
After kastoria, we will visit ioannina (2 nights) and (3 nights) in the villages zagoria.
Then 2 nights in Parga and on the way back to the Meteors, I plan to visit Sivota with an overnight in Metsovo (1 night).
Then the Meteors (2 nights).
Back to Thessaloniki to return the car and spend 2 nights to visit the city.
Total (15 nights).
After that there are 4 options:
-Bus from Thessaloniki to Volos and then the ferry to skopelos (5 nights) Alonissos (1 night) and skiathos ( 3 nights). Return home from Skhiathos via Athens airport.
-Flight from Thessaloniki to Ahens airport, car rental for a 10 days stay at the Peloponnese (1 night at Paralia Epidavros to visit the theater, 1 night at poros island, 1 night in Nafplion that I visited before or stay the 3 nights at Nauploe as a base.
Then Pylos (3 nights), Koroni (2 nights), visit of ancient Messina and 1 night in Kalamata before returning to Athens.
Flight from Thessaloniki to Lesbos for 10 days.
Flight to Athens airport, ferry to Syros (3 nights, Amorgos (4 nights) and Astypalea 3 (nights).
And flight from Astypalea.
We love nature, visiting beautiful villages and charming ports with lively nightlife ( i mean sitting on terraces of cafes, restaurants, ) romantic walks along lakes, sea and rivers, visiting archeological and historical sites, swimming, etc.) So the first concern is not to stay all the day in the beach .We want to.move and explore new places and go to the beach for one or two hours if lovely beaches , and to take place the afternoon in charnant bars ,cafes with jazz or greek music and a stunning view over the sea.
Thank you in advance